The best audience in the world

Passionate, dedicated and respectful.
Thousands of artists have performed to Sofar guests, across the globe.

How do I get to perform at Sofar?

1
Performer at Sofar

Apply

Tell us about your music.

2
Sofar Artist Review

Get selected

Our city teams will review your application and will be in touch if they like what they hear.

3
Perform at Sofar

Perform!

Share your music with the best audience in the world...

Apply to perform at a Sofar

Artist Information

You must select a Sofar Sounds city from the list

Music Portfolio

(Youtube, Vimeo, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc...)
Please send us at least one video of you performing in a live setting

Profiles

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will I hear back?

    If your application is successful, you will hear from the local team in a few weeks. Due to the number of applications we receive, and depending on the city, this process may take longer. If you don’t hear from us, your application has been unsuccessful this time, but please resubmit when you have new material!

  • How do you select who plays?

    We work hard to curate each lineup. All the music is listened to by our diverse and knowledgeable team of reviewers, ensuring that there is no bias. This helps us find the best new music possible!

  • Will I get paid?

    Yes, in the majority of cities. Sofar offers two forms of payment - either a video or a flat fee, variable by city. You local artist liaison will discuss these options with you prior to your performance.

  • What kind of setup will I need?

    Our shows are stripped-back. While this does not necessarily mean “unplugged”, a setup should consider that you’re likely to be performing in someone’s living room. Where possible, we would recommend having unamplified vocals, acoustic instruments, and a minimal backline. If you have any questions, discuss with your city team’s artist liaison.

  • Do I need to bring an audience?

    Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered :)

  • Can I tell people I’m playing?

    Yes, we have no problem with you announcing that you’re playing. Just make sure you keep the details to a minimum, as secrecy is part of the Sofar experience!

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